Supply Chain Award Nominees Announced

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The Central Indiana Supply Chain Awards has announced a list of nominees for their second annual awards. The event is held to recognize those showing innovation, delivery of results and best practices among supply chain professionals.

The event is organized by the Institute for Supply Management-Central Indiana and the Mid-States Minority Supplier Development Council. The nominees include:

BCforward Thinking Award:

  • Madelyn Gentry - Indiana University Health 
  • Jeff Hastings - CNO Financial Group Inc.
  • Arif Hussain - Calumet Specialty Products Partners LP 
  • Jim Gruwell - Cummins Inc

Supply Management/Chain Leader of the Year:

  • Jim Messersmith - Mays Chemical Co.
  • Maureen Hughes - Envigo RMS LLC
  • James Duke - IU Health
  • Mike Gonsalves - Cummins
  • Heather Hutchinson - OneAmerica
  • Mira Bell - Endress + Hauser 

Innovation in Supply Chain:

  • Eric Anttonen - Eli Lilly and Co.
  • Marcya Thomas - Anthem Inc.
  • Stephanie Winkel - KAR Auction Services Inc.
  • Denis Ford - Cummins
  • Kieron Dabbs - Cummins

Team Excellence:

  • Talent Attraction Team- DEFENDERS
  • IT Divestiture Team - Elanco Animal Health Inc.
  • Vendor Management Team - OneAmerica
  • US Warehousing & Logistics Team - Cummins
  • Contingent Labor Team - Anthem

Rising Star:

  • Eric Black - Anthem,
  • Joe Zelasko - OneAmerica
  • Kevin Webster - Envigo RMS
  • Justin Fulford - IndyGo

Lisa Yoder Lifetime Achievement Award:

  • John Dalton - Navient
  • Chris Durnil - Bowen Engineering Corp.

Supplier Diversity Advocate:

  • Bernice Walker - Duke Energy
  • Ryan Day - Cummins
  • James Duke - IU Health 
  • Holli Harrington - Indianapolis Airport Authority
  • Lisa Hardin - Cummins

Top Academic:

  • Dr. Kuntal Bhattacharyya - Indiana State University
  • Dr. William Moser - Ball State University 

The awards ceremony will be held September 19 at the 502 East Event Centre in Carmel. 

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